Introduction and contact info:
Name: Umberto Sandri
Work address: THT Lab – Via V. Emanuele 32, 50041 Calenzano – Firenze
Title: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts
Short description: Pressure gain combustion concepts allow an increment of the efficiency of gas turbines while setting additional technological challenges. The isochoric heat addition obtained with the generation of rotating detonation waves in an annular combustion chamber determines critical heat loads which must be dissipated. This study will investigate the potential of different solutions initially considering low TRL configurations. The most promising will be selected and the performance will be investigated experimentally. The study will be developed in close connection with ESR10 which will carry out numerical simulation of the same configurations allowing for comparison of the results.
Supervisor: Prof. Bruno Facchini
Mentor: Prof Myles Bohon (Berlin Institute of Technology, TU Berlin)
- Berlin Institute of Technology: 3 Months
- ISAE ENSMA, Poitiers: 2 Months
Bachelor's studies: Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Exchange program: 1 Semester, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Medellin, Colombia
Master's studies: Mechanical Engineering, Thermal and Fluid Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Internship: ONERA, The French aerospace Lab, Toulouse, France
Thesis: Thermoelectric waste heat recovery in hybrid electric aircraft, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
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